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Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers - FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION - submit paper by April 23 19 April 2021

The Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers deadline has been extended one FINAL time until April 23. Time is running out for the chance to present at the high hazard industry's most prolific event, so submit a paper today!...

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Medical marijuana company fined $142,000 for October 2020 explosion 15 April 2021

A producer of medical marijuana has been fined $142,000 (£102,000) in relation to an explosion that injured two people at a facility in Santa Fe, US in October 2020. The New Mexico Environment Department fined New MexiCann Natural Medicine on April 14 for six worker safety violations, including failing to implement controls for flammable vapours and ignition sources, and unsafe handling of hazardous chemicals....

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ScottishPower announces plans for UK’s largest electrolyser as part of green hydrogen plant 14 April 2021

On April 12, ScottishPower announced that it had submitted a planning application to deliver the UK’s largest electrolyser. The 20MW electrolyser will be the key component of a green hydrogen facility located close to ScottishPower’s Whitelee windfarm. The planning application also includes proposals for a combined solar, up to 40MW, and battery energy storage scheme, up to 50MW, to help power the electrolyser....

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Sinopec's first green bond issuance 14 April 2021

On April 2, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation successfully issued a "green bond" for the first time. The equity-funded carbon neutral bond issuance scale is 1.1 billion yuan (£122m) and the issuance period is 3 years. The raised funds will be used in the company's green projects such as photovoltaics, wind power, and geothermal. This is also the first carbon neutral bond issued by a domestic oil and gas company in China....

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Hazardex 2021: next two papers announced, time running out to submit a paper 13 April 2021

We are delighted to announce the addition of two prestigious speakers to the already stellar line-up of presenters due to take part in the Hazardex 2021 Conference & Exhibition in Harrogate, UK on October 6 & 7. Sarabjit Purewal from the UK Health & Safety Executive and Dr. Alexander Zologin, General Director of NANIO CCVE, will be sharing their knowledge and experiences so book your place now!...

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Paint factory explosion kills one and injures eight in US, causes $1m in damage 12 April 2021

An explosion at a paint plant in Columbus, Ohio on April 8 killed one person and injured eight others, including two critically. The blast happened at a facility belonging to the Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corp., a family-owned coatings manufacturer....

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EDF Energy could bring Dungeness B nuclear plant’s decommissioning date forward 09 April 2021

EDF Energy announced on April 8 that it was exploring a range of options in relation to its Dungeness B nuclear plant in Kent, south east England. One of the options is to bring forward the plant’s decommissioning date of 2028 as it continues to suffer from technical challenges that continue to make its future both difficult and uncertain, EDF said....

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Equinor and SSE announce world’s first 100% hydrogen-fuelled power plant 08 April 2021

Equinor and SSE Thermal have announced plans to jointly develop two first-of-a-kind, low-carbon power stations in the UK’s Humber region, comprising one of the UK’s first power stations with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, and the world’s first major 100% hydrogen-fuelled power station....

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Power plant explosion kills six people in China 08 April 2021

An explosion killed six people at a power plant in eastern China on April 7. The incident happened while workers were carrying out welding tasks on a tank in Chuzhou city of Anhui province....

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